In Case You Missed It: Crane’s Mill Blog Posts

Our Blog Follows the Fun, Active Lives of Seniors Living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey

Have you been keeping up with Crane’s Mill? Here are links to some fun recent articles we’ve printed just in case you missed them:

All aboard! We took a look inside our residents’ holiday train room.
Our residents filled the greenhouse with their perennial favorites.
We were proud to share this letter from a resident’s family member.
We enjoyed this list of inspirational quotes about aging.

Of course, stay tuned for more … our blog is updated every week with news, info, fun, and photos from Crane’s Mill.

Check Out Our Residents’ Train Room – A Holiday Tradition

Each year, a group of industrious residents sets up an extraordinary train room for the holidays. Our residents and staff love to visit and marvel at the miniature world our they create.

Complete with 3 working engines, the trains follow twists and turns around a mountainside (with skiers), a lumber mill, brewery, train stations (with eager passengers), residential neighborhoods, a hotel, a downtown, and so much more!

One could spend hours picking out new and exciting to-scale scenes. We were able to snap some photos…enjoy!

 

The Polar Express: A Look at our Residents’ Very Special Holiday Train Display

Crane’s Mill residents concoct, conduct lovely locomotives.

Crane’s Mill is a special community in large part because of its residents. Many come from Northern New Jersey and beyond, bringing their individual backgrounds and traditions to our lovely community. The holidays are a great example of many different residents coming together and celebrating, embracing their traditions and making new ones along the way. Here’s a great example of a wonderful Crane’s Mill tradition:

Tucked away in a corner of the Sycamore II building at Crane’s Mill is a magical train set created by a group of our most passionate and imaginative residents. Small in scale and big on creativity, this tiny town features a number of engines, box cars and a caboose or two. The tracks wind around many detailed buildings while rolling hills and life-like trees line the landscape.

We were lucky enough to be privy to its location, and are happy to share some photos with you below. Enjoy!